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Jeff Kinney

  • 5 stars across 32 books
    Jeff Kinney Biography
    Jeff Kinney is an American cartoonist and author of children’s books, including the series, Diary of a Wimpy Kid. He even appeared in the film of Diary of a Wimpy Kid as Holly Hill’s father.
     
    In 1998 Jeff came up with the idea for Diary of a Wimpy Kid, a story about a middle-school weakling named Greg Heffley. Jeff worked on the book for six years before publishing it online on Funbrain.com in daily installments. To date, the online version of Diary of a Wimpy Kid has more than 80 million visits, and is typically read by more than 70,000 kids a day. Jeff worked on the book for a further two years before showing it to a publisher in New York. He signed a multi-book deal in 2006 and it became an instant hit. There are now more than 180 million copies of the series in print worldwide, translated into 52 languages.
     
    Jeff Kinney Facts
    Jeff spent his childhood in Washington, D.C. and moved to New England in 1995. He lives with his wife and two sons in Massachusetts, where they own a bookstore, An Unlikely Story
     
    Our favourite Jeff Kinney Book Characters
    Greg Heffley - from the Diary Of A Wimpy Kid series

    Our favourite Jeff Kinney Book Quotes
    “I'll be famous one day, but for now I'm stuck in middle school with a bunch of morons." (Diary of a Wimpy Kid)

    “I'm basically one of the best people I know.” (The Last Straw)
    26th October 2015

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School

    Get ready, book 10 in the phenomenally bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series is coming! Life was better in the old da... More

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    2nd June 2016

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid Old School

    Get ready, book 10 in the phenomenally bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series is coming!  Life was better in the old da... More

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    3rd July 2008

    Diary Of A Wimpy Kid (Book 1)

    The first in Jeff Kinney's side-splitting series, join Greg Heffley as he's thrust into a new year, and a new ... More

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    1st November 2016

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 11)

    Book 11 in the phenomenally bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series is out now! The pressure's really piling up on Greg... More

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    28th January 2016

    The Long Haul (Diary of a Wimpy Kid book 9)

    Jeff Kinney has brought Greg Heffley back for the ninth instalment of his bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid ser... More

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    5th January 2009

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 2)

    In the second book of Jeff Kinney's bestselling series, team up with Greg Heffley once again, this time to try and take ... More

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    17th July 2010

    Dog Days (Diary of a Wimpy Kid book 4)

    It's the summer, and we're back with Greg Heffley and his crazy family in the fourth mega-selling instalment o... More

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    31st January 2013

    Cabin Fever (Diary of a Wimpy Kid book 6)

    It's book six of Jeff Kinney's award winning, bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, and life isn't getting any easier... More

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    6th August 2009

    The Last Straw (Diary of a Wimpy Kid book 3)

    It's the third instalment of Jeff Kinney's award winning Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, but will it be third time luck... More

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    1st February 2012

    The Ugly Truth (Diary of a Wimpy Kid book 5)

    Dive into Jeff Kinney's fifth instalment of his rib-tickling and bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series! I'm in the ma... More

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    1st November 2017

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway (book 12)

    The new hilarious story from Jeff Kinney is the best yet in the brilliant, bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid seri... More

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    29th January 2015

    Hard Luck (Diary of a Wimpy Kid book 8)

    Everyone's favourite wimpy kid is back for his eighth appearance in Jeff Kinney's world-famous series. G... More

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    14th March 2003

    The Third Wheel (Diary of a Wimpy Kid book 7)

    Join Greg Heffley in the seventh book in Jeff Kinney's hilarious Diary of a Wimpy Kid series! When you live in a house ... More

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    30th October 2018

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown (book 13)

    *It's the 13th hilarious book in Jeff Kinney's bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series!* 'Kinney is right... More

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    31st May 2011

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Do-It-Yourself Book

    Now everyone can have their own Wimpy Kid diary! Draw your own Wimpy-Kid-style cartoons, fill in facts and lists, check ... More

    (5 reviews)
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    1st September 2011

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid Box of Books

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog ... More

    (4 reviews)
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    2nd July 2012

    The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary: How Greg Heffley Went Hollywood

    Imagine all the Wimpy Kid laughs you've had from reading the diaries, all the best bits you talk about with your friends... More

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    5th November 2015

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid Calendar 2016

    The Wimpy Kid 2016 Calendar! With classic Wimpy Kid drawings by Jeff Kinney throughout, and photo backgrounds, this uniq... More

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    9th April 2015

    Dyddiadur Dripsyn

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    3rd November 2011

    Dyddiadur Dripsyn

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    21st May 2015

    Commentarii de Inepto Puero: Diary of a Wimpy Kid - In Latin

    'Let me get something straight: This is a JOURNAL, not a diary. This was Mom's idea, not mine. But if she thinks I'm goi... More

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    1st April 2007

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Greg Heffley's Journal

    It's a new school year and Greg Heffley finds himself thrust into the harsh landscape of secondary school, where undersi... More

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    6th June 2013

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Box of Books (books 1-6)

    The hilarious and globally bestselling adventures of wimpy kid, Greg Heffley, are now in one very cool Diary of a Wimpy ... More

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    28th February 2019

    Diary of Greg Heffley's Best Friend: World Book Day 2019

       A brand new Diary of a Wimpy Kid story for World Book Day 2019!          Diary of a Wimpy Kid's  protagonist Greg H... More

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